Category: Events

Visions Festival

We’re being invited to check out the finest electronic indie rock this August at a host of East London’s finest venue’s and creative spaces.

Visions festival returns for a second year of gig hopping around London Fields to see an array of bands alongside an all day arts market and some of the finest food on the scene.

One wristband will gain you access to all venue’s to hop scotch your way across the day checking music, viewing some art and shopping for some treasurables.

Policia and Veronica Falls are amongst the heavy hitters gracing Oval Space, London Fields Brewery and Netil House for the second Visions Festival taking place on Saturday 2nd August across the East.

@OvalSpace @NetilHouse @LDNFldsBrewery


Anti Slam at the Picturehouse

In a last ditch effort to prove the pen is mightier than the sword, an outburst of scary word combinations look set to darken East and with a Big Bang of spoken ceremony.

In a looser takes all ceremony: Anti Slam at the Picturehouse see’s an ensemble of artists taking to the stage to compete to be the Worst in the room.

Purposefully woeful and terrible tales look set to leave the audience embarrassed and cringing under the deliberately diabolical.

Hosts Paula Varjack and Dan Simpson bring together the winning-losers for an ultimative showdown, while you are enjoying cool drinks and a ride on a rollercoaster for your funny bone.

The Anti Slam Apocalypse takes place at the Hackney Picturehouse on Wednesday July 30th at 7:30 pm.

Tickets £6/£5.


By Larissa Schmitz @La_rry13

Anti-Slam Apocalypse



Brasil Brasileiro Review

Brasil Brasileiro Show

Covered in white with voluminous voices and rhythmic shaking bodies, 38 artists from South America are turning Sadler’s Wells into an original Brazilian village.

Brasil Brasileiro explores the history of samba with roots of African and European cultures on South American soil, in a ritualistic dance to invoke ancestral spirits, called batuque.

We are taken from love dances to samba lessons and to great slapstick performances. You never know what happens next, whether spectacular arrangements of the live jazz band groove along or as the whole theatre explodes in booty shakes.

Hop on the journey of Brasil Brasileiro which is running until Sunday July 27th at Sadler’s Wells, Rosebury Avenue.

Tickets £15.


By Larissa Schmitz @La_rry13

Up Hill Down Hall at the Tate

Floral celebrations and loudly dressed outfits head to the Southbank this summer as Europe’s biggest and boldest street celebration heads under cover for the day.

Up Hill Down Hall at the Tate brings all the fun of the Notting Hill carnival into the Turbine Hall inviting revellers to party and play around in face paint and fancy dress.

This feast of masks reflects the tension between residents and revellers, explores it’s Caribbean roots and even implores police presence.

Up Hill Down Hall: An Indoor Carnival is parading through the Turbine Hall at The Tate on Saturday the 23rd of August from 3pm – 6pm.


By Larissa Schmitz @La_rry13

BMW Tate Live

Accent Magazine Issue #6 Launch at KK Outlet

A photographic exploration of unique and individual tales get set to be put on display in Hoxton Square this August, as KK Outlet welcomes in the work of Accent Magazine.

The Issue #6 Launch will see a collaboration of fifty images depicting the lives of those who dare to buck the conventions of their surroundings.

We’ll see life on the road in America through the eyes of those who dwell on the streets, modern stigma’s against Eastern Europeans explored and the intimate tales of an 85 year old Grandmother untold.

Accent Magazine Issue #6 Launch opens on #FirstThursdays the 7th of August at KK Outlet, Hoxton Square.




Urban Meadow

Right beside the rural ground of a basketball court A kaleidoscope of colours violet, yellow, red and green capture the attention of lovers and sisters alike.

The Urban Meadow at London Fields has been flourishing for the last few weeks and is now open for one and all to explore, get lost in, muse over and be taken to a special place and time.

A mere £11,000 worth of seeds and shoots were planted in early spring and are now showing us their full colours with warm and delicious scents whisking into the summer air for miles around.

Urban Meadow in London Fields is now open and welcoming visitors, just north Broadway Market and a little West from London Fields station.


By Larissa Schmitz @La_rry13

Urban Meadow

Gorilla Perfume Vol. 3

“Creating fragrances is a form of expression.” – Mark Constantine


Unexpectedly out of nowhere the smell of sandalwood, lemon grass and cyanide is popping up. With it comes a hat that puts a spring in your step or an everlasting search for a golden neckless.

Gorilla Perfume presents “Death, Decay & Renewal”, a hug from 12 new fragrances with installations, artwork and music. Collect unique and very private scents from the lives of Simon and Mark Constantine, the perfumers of Gorilla.

Their stories are already captured visually stunning in a comic book waiting for their aromatic relative which you have to find.

Family, creativity and the tool to interpret the world mingle from Thursday the 17th of July to the 24th at The Venyl House in Soho. Enter the halls through Phonica Records on 51 Poland St.

The Gallery opens daily from 11:30 to 19:00 and the entry is free. Nearest tube station is Oxford Circus.



By Larissa Schmitz @La_rry13

Slow Supper with Brooklyn Beer

Keeping your cool in these humid climates can sometimes be tricky which is why your favourite downtown NYC export are helping to assist the stickiness.

Slow Supper with Booklyn Beer will see the newly opened rooftop of the Ace Hotel turned into a unique and decadent dinner party for linen loving Londoners.

Chef’s Andrew Gerson and Matthew Kennard will curate a specially designed menu curated and themed around the craft beer specialists delicious tipples.

Slow Supper with Brooklyn Beer is serving on the Ace Hotel Rooftop, 100 Shoreditch High Street, on Sunday the 3rd of August at 6pm.

Tickets £80.00



Netil Open Studio

Voyers, the curious and nicely neighbours are invited into the abode and minds of some of East London’s most creative minds this week, for an evening of learning and sharing.

Netil Open Studios will see over 100 artists, designers, makers and creators, leaving their door ajar for you to head inside their space, to see where the magic is made.

Get shot in a motion movie while being scripted into an article, inhale floral scents while being measured to fit, in a unique designer time piece.

Netil Open Studios invites you in this Thursday the 17th of July, from 6pm till 9pm with drinks, nibbles, questions and answers available at 1-7 Westgate Street.



Hox In A Box

The decadence and style of Great Eastern Street’s finest Shoreditch Short stay, will be replicated and shipped off to the tube station this summer for a new temporary love in.

Hox In A Box, see’s the Hoxton Hotel setting up a luxury bedroom within a shop unit at Boxpark, complete with bedding, furniture, art and ambiance.

You’ll get to sample the wonders of a night’s stay at the main abode, while being situated just beyond the high street in a mini version of the inn.

Hox In A Box is bedding down from Monday the 11th of August to Wednesday the 23rd at Boxpark, Bethnal Green Road.

If you’d like to stay the night then email with what you’d do in the box for 21 hours.